Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield is always in the concealed carry discussion. However, with its just-announced M&P Shield M2.0 pistol, Smith & Wesson has a real game-changer on its hands.

The new versions include a standard model for $479 and a “CT” model, which includes an integral Crimson Trace laser. The kicker? It’s only an extra $20 for an MSRP of $499.

RELATED STORY — FIRST LOOK: Smith & Wesson’s Shield M2.0 Pistol

We got exclusive time with the Shield M2.0 at our first ever Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous in Gateway, Colo., from Oct. 2-5. Check out the video above of how the new pistol handled on the range.

Athlon Outdoors contributor Mike Detty also has the first official review of the Shield M2.0. You can read the full M2.0 review here.

For more information on the M&P Shield M2.0, please visit

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